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Ask an expert: Benefits of berries

Q: Can berries really help to reduce my cholesterol?

Answer provided by Maureen Sprague and Kelly Chambers, clinical dietitians, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Ask an expert: My allergy meds aren’t working

Q: "I’ve tried just about every medication on the market for my seasonal allergies, and nothing has helped. In fact, since switching to my current nasal spray, I’m now getting nosebleeds, on top of the usual dripping and sniffling. Am I doing something wrong? Should I keep trying other sprays and drugs? Do I need sinus surgery?"

Ski and Snowboard Safety Tips

As ski season approaches, skiers and snowboarders can’t wait to hit the snow and leave their first tracks of the year. Before you step into your bindings, keep in mind that a day on the slopes can be dangerous.

Forms Instructions

Baby’s feeding cues

How to know if your baby is hungry.

Bringing baby home: Instructions for home care

Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.

In Practice: Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D.

As part of an ongoing series, Providence profiles Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D., emergency physician, Providence Mountain Emergency Services.

In Practice: Profiles of Providence physicians

Patients know them as doctors. Physicians know them as colleagues.Through our ongoing series, we see these Providence providers in another light.

Maternity visitation policy

The visitation policy for the maternity department is designed to protect our patients, their families and other visitors.

Patient rights and responsibilities

Because of our core values – compassion, justice, respect, excellence and stewardship – we believe that as a patient you have certain rights. At the same time, because we consider you an active partner in your health care, we acknowledge that you also have some responsibilities.

PMG- Hood River Women's Clinic Obstetrics Visit Forms

If you are an established patient at our clinic, and are preparing for your next follow-up visit, please complete these forms and bring them with your to your next appointment. In addition we will also need your photo ID and current medical insurance card.

Pre-Surgery Pediatric Health Status Summary Form

To make sure you get the best, safest care possible, we need some important information about you. Before your child comes to the hospital for surgery, please complete and bring with you a copy of this Pediatric Health Status Summary for children under the age of 13.

Preparing for your delivery: Resources for new mothers and families

Ready to have your baby? Here's everything you'll need to prepare for delivery at a Providence hospital or medical center.

Providence Hood River - A healthy part of your community

At Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital we care for our community. We strive to give those we serve exceptional, compassionate health care that provides peace of mind. At Providence, it’s not just health care, it’s how we care™

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital map

For easing your way around Providence Hood River. Located conference rooms, admitting, cashier and gift shop.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Sponsorship Request

At Providence we support charitable organizations and activities consistent with our Mission. Our goal is to improve the health and quality of life of the communities we serve. As a Catholic not-for-profit health care ministry, we at Providence Health & Services we have a responsibility to provide for the needs of the most vulnerable.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, please complete an application form and background disclosure (for those 18 and older). After receiving your application, you will be contacted to set up an appointment to discuss our program and see if there is a match for placement.

Updates for Columbia Gorge Providers

In addition to getting news delivered regularly to your inbox through our physician e-newsletters bookmark this site for up-to-date information on quality initiatives, informatics, staffing changes and more.

What to do if your child has a fever

Having a sick child is never easy. The people of Providence want to help you care for your children in the right place. Some illnesses may require a trip to a doctor or a hospital. Other illnesses can be treated best at home.

Childbirth preparation classes at Providence Hood River

Throughout life we prepare for the things that really matter- having a baby is no exception. A childbirth class will help you prepare for the birth of your child and increase your ability to make informed choices regarding this life-changing experience. To register, please call 800-562-8964, or sign up on-line. For additional questions, concerns or to speak with an instructor, please call the childbirth education coordinator at 541-387-6344.

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Proprietary Health Article

A need for speed promotes neurointensive care

Studies find that the relatively new care model for critically ill neurological patients decreases mortality and shortens hospital stays. – By John Zurasky, M.D., neurointensivist

Birth certificates and social security cards

After your baby is born, the vital records technician at the hospital will give you a birth certificate worksheet that must be completed during your stay as an in-patient of the hospital and returned to the staff before you are discharged from the hospital.

How real is failed back surgery syndrome?

Further testing often reveals that persistent pain has a treatable cause. – By J. Rafe Sales, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon

Providence inScope: Palliative care for the living

The March 2013 issue of our clinical news magazine highlights how palliative care is helping patients long before the end of life. Also, new surgical options for herniated disks, settling into a medical home and why one ED doc gets high patient-satisfaction scores.

Rural track residency program moves forward

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital will begin a rural-track medical residency program in the Columbia Gorge.

What to expect: Helping a loved one through the dying process

This 12-page guide helps caregivers and family members understand the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the days and moments before death.

Recommended Resource

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s home page with links to all types of cancer, symptoms, treatment options, statistics trials and ways to contribute. 

Hood River Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and the magnificent Cascade Range, Hood River County is a scenic wonderland of natural beauty in every season. Here you’ll discover a world of year-round outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, fantastic food, wine and beer—and best of all, warm, friendly people.

Oregon Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids is a health coverage program for uninsured Oregon kids and teens.

Playing it safe in the Columbia Gorge brochure

The Columbia Gorge landscape can be the perfect playground for any season. Maybe you’re here to hit the trails or the slopes, or maybe you’re into windsurfing or kite boarding. Whatever activity brings you here, Providence wants you to play it safe.

Providence Hood River 2013 Medicare Advantage Contracts

This year’s open enrollment for Medicare Advantage ends Dec. 7, 2012. Providence Hood River has contracts with the following plans in 2013.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Community Assets and Needs Assessment Report

Every three years, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital assesses the needs and assets of Columbia River Gorge communities with a focus on Hood River County.

Providence medical staff leaders

Meet your hospital's medical executive committee and other physician leaders for 2014.

Columbia Gorge CCO - Application to join the Clinical Advisory Council

All interested parties in applying for the CGHC Clinical Advisory Panel should complete this form and return to: Columbia Gorge Health Council, Clinical Advisory Panel Attn: Trish Elliott, Hood River County Health Department.